Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side

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In St. Louis's South Side, people stand in line for frozen treats named for building material, and women used to scrub their concrete steps every Friday. In the South Side, a stop sign means "tap the brakes quick," and a restaurant masquerades as a windmill. In the South Side, a dentist once moonlighted as a murderer, and a bloody bank heist became the basis for an early Steve McQueen movie. And in the South Side, prepare to run if you use a particular local slur.

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Overview

In St. Louis's South Side, people stand in line for frozen treats named for building material, and women used to scrub their concrete steps every Friday. In the South Side, a stop sign means "tap the brakes quick," and a restaurant masquerades as a windmill. In the South Side, a dentist once moonlighted as a murderer, and a bloody bank heist became the basis for an early Steve McQueen movie. And in the South Side, prepare to run if you use a particular local slur.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933370620
  • Publisher: Reedy Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction ix

People 1

Hoosiers 2

Scrubby Dutch 4

The Horse Thieves of Carondelet 6

A Failed Vision 7

Secret Weapons in Carondelet 8

A Confederate Attack or a Flight or Fancy 10

A Lawsuit for Henry Shaw 12

The Light Side of Schools 14

The Man Behind St. Louis Hills 16

When Dagwood Went to McKinley 18

Betty Grable, South Side Gal 21

Joe and Yogi 22

A Legacy in the Ring 24

The South Side's Foot-Stompin', Holy Ghost Singin', Gospel Playin' Duo 26

Photographing St. Louis 28

Everybody Knows Mickey McTague 30

Making It Right on South Kingshighway 32

Don't Be Confused 34

The Nightmares Linger 36

Bucket Joe: Happily Off the Street 38

Holding Court at a Bar 40

Creating a Neighborhood Association 42

A Hard Lesson in Politics 44

The Glamorous Board of Aldermen 46

The Murder at Slay's Restaurant 48

A Decade of Fear 50

The Murdering Dentist 52

A Heritage Remembered 54

Places 57

The South Side's Last Mound 58

How Caves Made Beer King 60

The Scenic River des Peres 62

To Market, To Market 64

The Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion 66

The Power of Politics 68

The Asylum on Arsenal Street 70

The Golden Days of Cherokee Street 72

State Streets and Indian Streets 74

All in a Name 76

The Broken Road 77

The South Side Rolling Stop 78

The Street that Ends with a Stairway 80

The South Side's Hidden Railroad 82

South Side National Bank 84

A Historic House Holds the Cards 86

Holding True in Tower Grove 88

A Dome Saved a Garden 90

Naked Truth 92

The Frog of Chippewa Street 94

More than Good, an Institution 96

Saving the Feasting Fox 98

The Bevo Mill 100

The Case Loma 102

The Pelican's Sad End 104

From the Brink 106

The Wayward Steeple 108

Sports on a Sunday Morning 110

The American Dream 112

Raise a Glass 114

Events 117

The Grand Viaduct 118

A Wound Long to Heal 120

When Beer Flowed Again 122

The Choicest Product Goes Bust 124

The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery 126

When the South Side Got Famous 128

A Monster Strikes 130

The Intruding Interstates 132

The End of Childhood Memories 134

The Irish Go to the Dogs 136

An Exorcism 138

A Tale of Twisted Boundaries 140

Unusual, Unique Or Just Plain Odd 143

A Brainy Place to Eat 144

A Blessed Mistake 146

The South Side Shotgun 148

Pretzel Men 150

Corkball 152

Gumballs on the Sidewalk 154

Acknowledgments 157

Bibliography 158

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